"Captain Video" was such a nationwide sensation that in 1951, Columbia Pictures Corporation contracted to produce a theatrical serial of the Captain's exploits, the first TV show ever to be adapted to the big screen. The results, Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere has been hailed as "a nostalgic delight all the way through...a unique concoction, quite unlike any other serial ever made!" (Roaring Rockets). "Captain Video, Master of Space! Hero of Science! Operating from his secret mountain headquarters on the planet Earth! Captain Video rallies men of good will and leads them against the forces of evil everywhere! As he rockets from planet to planet, let us follow the champion of justice, truth and freedom throughout the universe! Stand by for "Captain Video and his Video Rangers!"
Not to be mistaken for a superhero wielding a VHS cassette, Captain Video was, in fact, a popular do-gooder who frequently saved the universe in his own TV show during the 1950s. This collection gathers together some of the episodes from the show, with Judd Holdren starring as the fearless Captain. His secret mountain base on earth allows him to monitor any evildoers who threaten to upset the harmonious balance of the Universe, leading to some exciting and endearingly retro adventures.
Good Vs. Evil |